Kevin James is starring in a new comedy series on Netflix called “The Crew.” James will star and executive produce the multicam sitcom, which is set in a NASCAR garage. According to Netflix’s announcement, James will play the crew chief of a NASCAR pit team. The story picks up when the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter. Afterward, James finds himself at odds with the tech reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team.
Jeff Lowell will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer on the project, with Jeff Sussman serving as an executive producer. Todd Garner will also serve as an executive producer, and Matt Summers and Tim Clark will serve as executive producers for NASCAR.
A comedy series about working for a female boss in a male-dominated business, starring, written, produced, run, and executive produced by a team of men seems problematic, but Netflix is moving forward with the series anyway.
Fans might know James best from his work on “The King of Queens,” “Paul Blart; Mall Cop,” “True Memoirs Of An International Assassin.” and “Grown Ups.” Netflix’s September schedule includes “The Spy,” “Elite: Season 2,” “The I-Land,” “Marianne: Season 1,” “Between Two Ferns: The Movie,” “Criminal,” “Team Kaylie,” “Skylines,” and “The Politician.”
The fall schedule includes “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” on October 11th, Meryl Streep’s “The Laundromat” movie on October 18th, and “The Kominsky Method: Season 2” on October 25th. The other shows to look for this fall are “Disenchantment: Part 2” and the YA comedy “Tall Girl.” Netflix also started working on “Blonde” with Ana de Armas, and we should get more details on that movie in the coming weeks. You can also catch Cardi B’s “Rhythm + Flow” series.
Netflix stopped short of announcing the casting details, other than James, and premiere date for “The Crew.”
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